Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Don't Stop Believin'

Do you ever feel like God (or some higher power) is trying to send you a message?

I do. Especially the last two weeks. I really started to question my decision to take on this entire weight loss project myself (sans trainer). Would I be able to do it? Will I still make progress in the right areas? What if this is as far as I get? What if I gain some weight back?

Then I heard it. A line from the song by Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

I have heard it everyday. Usually I turn on the radio and it is right at that part of the chorus. Different stations. One day I turned on the tv and it was playing a rerun of the series finale of the Sopranos. You know, where they are in the diner and that song is playing and then it cuts to black? I think this is my message. I think this because I do not remember hearing this song very often before last week. Now - everyday. So I bought it on iTunes and decided to play it for inspiration. Why not?

That said, this week is rough. I have to give a presentation tomorrow. We teachers are working like dogs and then sitting in boring meetings that make us feel overwhelmed. Eating has not been perfect this week - I fear a gain on Friday. This is the worst week for food I have had in a LONG time. It is not that bad but not great either.

However, I have worked out everyday. Including Sunday, I no longer have a day off. I did 3 days of weight training myself and it seems to be working well. The other days are classes and Saturdays are double workout days. I also started running with the dogs again in the morning (during fat camp we just walked but they were getting fat so now we must run).

I just need to make it through this month without doing too much damage and in September routines will fall back into place. So until then I just need to remember to Don't Stop Believin'!!

11 comments:

Melanie said...

That's cool; I love divine intervention. You CAN do it on your own.

Mae Flowers said...

Awesome story! You've come so far, there's no reason to stop believing! Have faith in yourself.

Crys said...

Inspiration is everywhere, isn't it? I happen to think you're amazing for taking on "fat camp" sans help. That is dedication, my friend. Good luck getting ready for the new school year.

If a book comes of the journey, your copy is on me! ;-)

Losing it said...

I love that song! Don't Stop! WE can all do it! One step at a time!!

2Bmeagain said...

That is so cool that you clued into that song. I haven't heard that song in ages, so it must have been playing especially for you to hear!

Good-luck with your presentation and all of your school prep.

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

That's right - don't stop! You can do it!

Shelley said...

Love that you picked up on the song hint! And that your doggies are fat and now must run - too funny! You have so much motivation...working out every day? Amazing!

Hadley said...

That's great. It's wonderful how sometimes *just* the right song will come on. I'm convinced that there's a music fairy. And from the sound of it, she totally has your back.

You can do this! You're doing such a great job on the workouts, and you're so very close to goal.

And I'm totally going to add Don't Stop Believin' to my playlist tonight.

Lisa said...

Love that song. :)

Erica said...

Hey you are definately doing fine, as far as I can see. Don't stress out over a gain of a pound or 2 because that could be your clothes or the fact that you have not went to the "eahem" bathroom recently. Also stress can cause you to gain also, so relax...great Post!

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